TV Pilots/Development Scorecard (continued)

Follow all of the development action during upfront season with Variety Insight’s up-to-the-minute listings of pilot and series orders.

The network-by-network listings for major broadcast and cable channels are searchable by title and genre, and include detailed information on production auspices and creative teams.

Network Title Studio Eps, Writers, Director Logline Status
Showtime
Drama
CHI, THE Fox 21 Television Studios,Kapital Entertainment Elwood Reid (EP, Show Runner), Lena Waithe (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Common (EP N/W), Aaron Kaplan (EP N/W), Rick Famuyiwa (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story of a young African American male in which just growing up can be a matter of life and death. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA Showtime Productions,Red Hour Films,Michael De Luca Productions Brett Johnson (EP, W-Pilot), Michael Tolkin (EP, W-Pilot), Michael De Luca (EP N/W), Ben Stiller (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Nicky Weinstock (EP N/W), Bryan Zuriff (EP N/W) A limited series based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
MELROSE Showtime Productions,Sky Atlantic,Two Cities Films,SunnyMarch Productions Adam Ackland (EP N/W), Benedict Cumberbatch (EP N/W), Rachael Horovitz (EP N/W), Michael Jackson (EP N/W) Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels, MELROSE hilariously skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist's harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
PURITY Showtime Productions,Scott Rudin Productions Todd Field (D, EP, W), Jonathan Franzen (Author, EP), David Hare (EP), Eli Bush (EP N/W), Daniel Craig (EP N/W), Scott Rudin (EP N/W) A morally complex story of youthful idealism, extreme loyalty and cold-blooded murder. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Comedy
MATING Showtime Productions,Universal Television,True Jack Productions Stu Zicherman (EP, W-Pilot), Craig Johnson (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Jason Katims (EP N/W), Michelle Lee (EP N/W) A single camera anthology comedy about modern mating, with each season exploring a different protagonist's journey. Terminated Pilot
SpikeTV
Drama
RED MARS Skydance Media,Studio JMS J Michael Straczynski (EP, W-Pilot), David Ellison (EP N/W), Vince Gerardis (EP N/W), Dana Goldberg (EP N/W), Marcy Ross (EP N/W), Greg Yaitanes (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Red Mars follows the first settlers charged with terraforming a mysterious planet, all of whom have competed to be a part of the mission; the series delves into the lives of these relative strangers, cut off from everything they’ve ever known and living in the harshest environment imaginable. Terminated Series
SpikeTV
Drama
WACO Spike TV Productions,Weinstein Company, The,Brothers Dowdle Productions Drew Dowdle (EP, W-Pilot), John Erick Dowdle (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), David Glasser (EP N/W), Taylor Kitsch (EP N/W), Jennifer Malloy (EP N/W), Michael Shannon (EP N/W), Megan Spanjian (EP N/W), Bob Weinstein (EP N/W), Harvey Weinstein (EP N/W) Based on two biographies, 'A Place Called Waco,' by Branch Davidian David Thibodeau, and 'Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator,' written by the FBI’s Special Agent in Charge of Negotiations Gary Noesner, this landmark drama series will be the definitive untold story exploring the true life details leading up to and chronicling the 51- day siege between the FBI, AFT, and David Koresh’s spiritual sect, The Branch Davidians. Terminated Series
SpikeTV
Drama
BALTIMORE BURNING Davis Entertainment,Sony Pictures Television Seth Fisher (W-Pilot) Terminated Pilot
Starz Media
Drama
COUNTERPART Starz Originals,MRC,Anonymous Content,Gilbert Films Justin Marks (Creator, EP, W), Amy Berg (EP N/W), Bard Dorros (EP N/W), Gary Gilbert (EP N/W), Jordan Horowitz (EP N/W), Keith Redmon (EP N/W), Morten Tyldum (D-Pilot, EP N/W) An espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist that tells the story of Howard Silk (Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret, when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension. Series Pick Up
Starz Media
Drama
ONE PERCENT, THE Starz Originals,MRC Armando Bo (EP, W-Pilot), Alexander Dinelaris (EP, W-Pilot), Nicolas Giacobone (EP, W-Pilot), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot) A drama series that revolves around a struggling farmer (Helms) who encounters a bizarre twist of fate that might save or ruin his family farm. Terminated Series
Starz Media
Comedy
POUR VIDA Big Beach,Starz Originals Tanya Saracho (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Erin Keating (EP N/W), Dan Pasternack (EP N/W), Peter Saraf (EP N/W), Robin Schwartz (EP N/W), Marc Turtletaub (EP N/W), Alonso Ruizpalacios (D-Pilot) A scripted half-hour about two sisters, Emma and Lyn who inherit a bar/building when their mother dies and must confront the changing face of their hometown of Boyle Heights LA, with its Chicano hipsters and old school Mexican-Americans. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
SundanceTV
Drama
LIAR ITV Studios,All3Media International James Strong (EP N/W, SD) This compelling emotional thriller tells the story of a night that changes the lives of Laura Newell and Andrew Ellis forever. Series Pick Up
SundanceTV
Drama
SPLIT, THE SundanceTV,BBC,Sister Pictures “The Split” examines the fast-paced world of high-powered female divorce lawyers through the lens of three sisters – Hannah, Nina and the youngest, Rose. Series Pick Up
SYFY
Drama
GHOST WARS Nomadic Pictures Simon Barry (EP, SD, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Mike Frislev (EP N/W), Dennis Heaton (EP N/W), Chad Oakes (EP N/W), David Von Ancken (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces, the series focuses on local outcast Roman Mercer, who must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that’s threatening to destroy them all. Series Pick Up
SYFY
Drama
HAPPY! Universal Cable Productions,Original Film Brian Taylor (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Toby Jaffe (EP N/W), Christopher Meloni (EP N/W), Neal H. Moritz (EP N/W), Pavun Shetty (EP N/W) Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the series follows Nick Sax – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. Series Pick Up
SYFY
Drama
KRYPTON Warner Horizon Television,DC Entertainment,Phantom Four Films David Goyer (EP, W-Pilot), Damian Kindler (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Colm McCarthy (Co EP N/W, D-Pilot) Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Series Pick Up
SYFY
Drama
SUPERSTITION MVPTV,XLrator Media Joel Anderson Thompson (EP, Show Runner), Laurence Andries (EP N/W) The series centers around the Mosley family, owners of the only funeral home in a fictitious town on the outskirts of New Orleans and keepers of the town’s dark secrets and history. Series Pick Up
SYFY
Drama
MACHINE, THE Universal Cable Productions Caradog W. James (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), John Giwa-Amu (EP N/W), Andrew Miller (EP N/W) A drama based on the 2013 cult hit film of the same name. Pilot Pick Up
SYFY
Drama
NIGHTFLYERS Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions,Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films,Universal Cable Productions,Hypnotic Jeff Buhler (EP, W-Pilot), David Bartis (EP N/W), Michael Gaeta (EP N/W), Gene Klein (EP N/W), Doug Liman (EP N/W), Lloyd Ivan Miller (EP N/W), Alice Neuhauser (EP N/W), Alison Rosenzweig (EP N/W) Set in the future on the eve of Earth’s destruction, a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival. Pilot Pick Up
SYFY
Drama
HAUNTED, THE Universal Cable Productions,Full Fathom Five Todd Cohen (EP N/W), James Frey (EP N/W) A supernatural horror-drama about four siblings who reunite following their parents' deaths. Terminated Pilot
SYFY
Drama
PROTOTYPE Universal Cable Productions,Escape Artists Tony Basgallop (EP, W-Pilot), Todd Black (EP N/W), Jason Blumenthal (EP N/W), Jesus de la Vega (EP N/W), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A sci-fi thriller drama that centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics – a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave danger. Terminated Pilot
TBS
Comedy
NIGHTMARE TIME TBS Darcy Fowler (EP, W-Pilot), Aubrey Plaza (EP, W-Pilot), Kieran Valla (D-Pilot) Every episode features two insane nightmares, inspired by the horrors of modern society and uses tropes and touchstones of the horror genre to guide audiences through its absurd universe.
TBS
Animation
COPS, THE FX Productions,Pig Newton,Studio T Dave Becky (EP N/W), Greg Daniels (EP N/W), Howard Klein (EP N/W), Dino Stamatopoulos (EP N/W) THE COPS follows Al (Brooks) and Lou (CK), two Los Angeles patrolmen trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both; Ride with them as they patrol one of the biggest cities in the world, then go home with them and be glad you're not married to either. Series Pick Up
TBS
Animation
FINAL SPACE Conaco Productions,Studio T,New Form Digital Olan Rogers (EP, W-Pilot), David Sacks (EP, W-Pilot), Kathleen Grace (EP N/W), Matt Hoklotubbe (EP N/W), David Kissinger (EP N/W), Conan O'Brien (EP N/W), Jeff Ross (EP N/W), Melissa Schneider (EP N/W), Larry Sullivan (EP N/W) This animated comedy series is a serialize intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake; The series will follow their adventures as they embark on a quest to unlock the mystery of “Final Space,” the place where the entire universe ends. Series Pick Up
TBS
Animation
TARANTULA Rough House Pictures,Studio T Carson Mell (Creator, W-Pilot), David Gordon Green (EP N/W), Jody Hill (EP N/W), Brandon James (EP N/W), Danny McBride (EP N/W) The series centers on Echo Johnson, a respected but uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Series Pick Up
TBS
Comedy
LAST OG, THE Studio T,Tannenbaum Company, The,Principato-Young Entertainment John Carcieri (EP, W-Pilot), Jordan Peele (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Tracy Morgan (EP N/W), Eric Tannenbaum (EP N/W), Kim Tannenbaum (EP N/W), Joel Zadak (EP N/W) After being released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint, Tracy is shocked to see just how much the world has changed in his absence. Series Pick Up
TBS
Comedy
WORLD'S END TBS,Electus,Studio T Jonathan Ames (EP, W-Pilot), Sean Canino (EP N/W), Stephanie Davis (EP N/W), Ben Silverman (EP N/W), Alan Poul (D-Pilot) This single cam comedy pilot follows Henry Mueller, a charismatic high school English teacher who has a breakdown and is committed to a mental institution. Pilot Pick Up
TBS
Comedy
D, THE TBS,Rough House Pictures,Five All in the Fifth Entertainment Chip Hall (EP, W-Pilot), Christopher Powell (EP, W-Pilot), Douglas Banker (EP N/W) A half-hour, single camera comedy set in inner-city Detroit and follows 25-year-old Chris "CP" Powell and his best friend Reggie Bo, an inner-city version of Elmo, as CP fights to earn the respect of his legendary gangster father while at the same time surviving in Americas most dangerous city. Terminated Pilot
TNT
Drama
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Tomorrow Studios,Hammer Film Productions Jeff Davis (EP, W-Pilot), Marty Adelstein (EP N/W), Alexander Yves Brunner (EP N/W), Becky Clements (EP N/W), Carl Molinder (EP N/W), Simon Oakes (EP N/W), Euros Lyn (D-Pilot) Based on the best-selling novel by Sweedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, this drama series is about a bullied teen boy who befriends a young female vampire; When a series of strange murders pop up in their small Vermont town, it attracts the attention of a federal marshal with a mysterious past of his own.
TNT
Drama
MONSTERS OF GOD Battle Plan Productions,Plan B Entertainment,TNT Rod Lurie (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Sarah Esberg (EP N/W), Marc Frydman (EP N/W), Dede Gardner (EP N/W), Jeremy Kleiner (EP N/W), Brad Pitt (EP N/W) In this new drama pilot, savagery and violence are the cornerstones of Colonel "Terrible" Bill Lancaster's holy war against the Comanche in post-Civil War Texas.

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  1. I discovered this actress on the web and couldn’t believe the stars who were following her but why I haven’t seen her in anything? Her name is Dianara. GoldenDianara.com

  2. Irma Sandoval says:

    Plz send email me when new post

  3. This looking like a very exciting time for actors. Would love an opportunity to audition in the near future.

  4. natalie millican says:

    I have a personal interest in a pilot getting picked up, but havent heard anything yet. When do they announce the final picks and rejects?? This is for one of the USA 2017 pilots. Thanks..

  5. paula counts says:

    criminal minds is about to loose a lot of viewer’s without hodge seems like men who make the show might cause anger issues look how parents left the show because you all treated men better then women wtf that show will not last without him I started watching again when you brought back then herd about him ill stop when he goes he has apologized in twelve years come on

  6. ABC'S 30% chance of success says:

    Poor ABC and Channing Dungey! Already up the creek without a paddle, now they have to enter the 2016/2017 season, stuck between a rock and a hard place. From that tremendous list of pilots they only have about 7 shows with the potential to open big and hold an audience for more than one season. Oh, well. Sometimes during the game you have to make the best of a bad situation and play with the hand that is dealt to you. Good luck to CD. Most of this BSC will arrive DNA in the ratings. Hope she has the good sense, and the backbone to say no to the obvious flop material and yes to the solid pilot offerings.

  7. gitieDJ says:

    What about The Blexicans?

  8. Marco says:

    What about the Greatest American Hero and Ateam remakes?

  9. Alan says:

    I read that Cruel Intentions was being made into an NBC pilot? Is it being made into a pilot? Its not listed.

  10. lora says:

    You forget Presence (ABC)

  11. Maggie says:

    What is the date of this article, please? And does anyone know why dates are not listed on web periodicals?

  12. Gloria says:

    When is Devious maids coming back

  13. Michael W says:

    They all look boring – typical the ‘lemmings’. No one knows anything in Hollywood.

  14. doglady22 says:

    Can not wait to see Game Of Silence. Tons of people are waiting for this. So excited. NBC better pick this one up. Great actors are in it and it sounds good.

  15. InCoconutGrove says:

    Did see one medical, Heart Matters at NBC. I guess they didn’t see Three Rivers. Transplant stories are all the same story. Heart transplant doctor equals one story told over and over and over. The pilot could be good but I suspect there is no where to go with this that is not repetitive.

  16. InCoconutGrove says:

    What happened to all that medical development? No shows at ABC or CBS that are medical. Where is the Malcolm Gladwell one at Fox? You don’t even list it as dead. was it written?

  17. Tabitha says:

    If you scroll up and where it says, “View Pilots By…” and if you select “All Networks,” it will refresh the list to include the other networks, including cable networks too. “SPI: The Case Of The Dark Shadow,” would make a great TV series too! Bring back “Happy Endings” too! I loved that show!

  18. Jeni Miller says:

    It would be great to see the other networks, too. ;)

  19. Tabitha says:

    I wish someone would make a film based on the YA book, “SPI: The Case Of The Dark Shadow.” Has Harry Potter-ish potential.

  20. Ed says:

    I certainly hope that the FX pilot “Hoke” gets picked up and further more, hope they do decide to film in Miami and not elsewhere. When will this decision be made?

  21. Danny says:

    Well I see Fox and NBC have made some moves. Not to interested in the shows NBC picked up today although I am happy to see Anna Friel back on TV. Red Band Society looks interesting and the show has lots of good buzz so I will give that one a look.

  22. neryvania says:

    Ei gostaria de saber se tera a continuaçao do arranjo adaptado por nicolas falacci.Aguardo resposta.

    • neryvania says:

      Gostaria de saber se tera a continuaçao da serie DO ARRANJO adaptaçao de Nicolas falacci.Aguardo resposta.

  23. Conner says:

    Will there be more networks added as the season continues?

  24. George says:

    It’s time a network focused attention onto the issue of human trafficking in America and THE LIFE is that series that shines a light on the issue. Intelligent, provocative, groundbreaking. Why isn’t THIS on TV?

  25. mitchell says:

    This show needs to be picked up.
    Check it out.

    • Here is another TV series worthy of attention, its called “tráfico” a character driven American crime drama about the dark and invisible side of human trafficking within the United States. Its the story of Ricardo Rodriguez, an abandoned son of a sex slave, who goes undercover to infiltrates a violent and furtive sex trafficking ring to find his mother and exact his revenge.

  26. Des Brown says:

    Hope AN AMERICAN EDUCATION makes it to series. The BBC original BAD EDUCATION was far and away the funniest thing on British TV in the past couple of years.

  27. Jax says:

    There is only one show on the entire pilot list for ABC that I am interested in and unfortunately it is the one that is least likely to get made. Strange Calls could be a good show but it doesn’t seem like a fit for ABC.

  28. jacq forens says:

    SAVE The DATE and How I met Your Dad look like comedy winners to me!! Yay CBS!

  29. Yirmin says:

    Now where do we have a place to book money on which of those end up never being seen by anyone outside of the studio that ordered them… I’m betting from some of those loglines that someone at ABC was on serious drugs… a few of those are such stinkers I can’t imagine someone isn’t going to be fired for wasting the time to respond to them let alone give any a green light to move forward.

  30. Spaniard says:

    Really looking forward to THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA. Go Debra Messing!

  31. Robert says:

    What? Family Guide got picked up by NBC!

  32. maría says:

    Brilliant

  33. NardoE says:

    Dracula??? Why not Blackula!
    That’s right I said it ! … ”
    Blackula the musical” … On roller skates

  34. pcpurecommunity1234 says:

    Disney needs to order a series for Girl Meets World. They’re taking a while :(

  35. EK says:

    Great program. Beats sibling effort by far!

  36. jim davis says:

    this is fantastic!